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Special Events in Toronto!

We've been working hard here at ISA to put on our best convention yet. As a part of that, we have a number of special events and activities taking place, in addition to our many great panels and roundtables.

Sapphire Series

The Sapphire Series highlights key issues in the field and in international affairs. These talks bring together featured scholars and practitioners to discuss current world events, trends in academic research, and new challenges in teaching and learning.

All Sapphire series will be held on Friday, March 29, 2019 in Osgoode East, Sheraton Centre Toronto.

Finding Common Ground: Bridging Scholarship and Policy

Participants: Pamela R. Aali; Raymond Gilpin; Shareen Hertel; Ted Hewitt; Tanisha Tingle-Smith; Vanessa Tucker
Moderated by: Patrick James

8:15 – 10:00 am Add to Your Schedule

Future of Theory in International Studies

Participants: Stefano Guzzini; Joaō P. Nogueira; Shirin M. Rai; Randall L. Schweller; Malinda S. Smith; Ayşe Zarakol
Moderated by: Nukhet A. Sandal

10:30 am – 12:15 pm Add to Your Schedule

Progress and Communication across Methodological Divides in International Studies

Participants: Lorena Barberia; Derek J. Beach; Noelle K. Brigden; Olga Chyzh; Anita Gohdes; Lee Walker
Moderated by: Jenifer Whitten-Woodring

1:45 – 3:30 pm Add to Your Schedule

Early Career Scholar Town Hall

In an effort to improve the support available to early career scholars, ISA is hosting this session so that early career scholars can discuss the needs and challenges faced at the beginning stages of their career. This year's Town Hall will take place on Thursday, March 28, 2019 in Provincial North, Floor 2, Sheraton Centre Toronto from 12:30 to 1:30 pm.
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ISA Presidential Address 

“Multiple Identities and Scholarship in a Global IR: One Profession, Many Voices”

Please join us for the inaugural address of 2019-2020 ISA President Cameron Thies, followed by the ISA Presidential Reception on Thursday, March 28, 2019 in Dominion North, Sheraton Centre Toronto from 6:15 to 7:00 pm.
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Business Meeting and Award Ceremony

Join us at the annual ISA Business Meeting, to witness the passing of the gavel and the official transition of ISA leadership will occur. Many ISA awardees are recognized during this time and the Business meeting is an opportunity for membership to learn about the state of your Association on Thursday, March 28, 2019 in Provincial North, Sheraton Centre Toronto from 12:30 to 1:30 pm.
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